first published on February 15, 2020 by Will
A video filmed near Qamishli, Syria, the same day an American Army patrol came under direct fire attack by an angry mob, shows a Russian officer instructing local citizens to riot against the US forces.
According to an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, the American patrol came under small arms fire from unknown individuals following a confrontation with angry locals. After taking direct AK fire, the US troops returned fire in self defense.
The video highlights the challenges and constant danger deployed service members face as the US and Russia indirectly vie for control over Syria while occupying the same battle space.